Adherence to dietary nutrition is one of the foundations for the productive treatment of any type of dermatitis, whether it is atopic, dysmenorrhoea, contact, cercaria, exfoliative, purpurea, follicular, sunlight or others. Any doctor will confirm that successful cure without this component therapy is impossible. Often, before choosing a specific diet regime, conduct laboratory tests to determine allergens. Sometimes whole groups of products are subject to exclusion, if the disease has greatly worsened.
The diet is recommended to maintain at least six months, and in the most difficult cases and several years.
Hypoallergenic diet with atopic dermatitis
Preference in preparing a diet should be given to such products:
- Different porridges.
- Fermented milk products.
- Beef (exclusively boiled, steam).
The diet menu for atopic dermatitis in adults is discussed below.
- It is forbidden to starve and severely restrict yourself. If the diet stops being full, then this will only further shake your health. Of course, some food will have to be excluded, but the daily calorie content should be respected, as well as the balance of all nutrients needed daily.
- It is forbidden to drink alcohol and there are products belonging to the category of semi-finished products. Avoid better sausages and sausages, even if you prefer to eat extremely expensive and high-quality names. Only after a full cycle of diet and stabilization of the condition the doctor can allow them to use, but usually not very much.
Atopic dermatitis in children is more known to parents under the name “diathesis”. It is best for this disease suitable for infants breastfeeding, because his body does not perceive milk as something allergenic and perfectly digests it. If the baby is on artificial feeding, then exclude the use of cow’s milk. Sometimes a negative reaction manifests itself in any milk mixtures and even fermented milk products. Doctors recommend here not to neglect the health of the child and to choose a mixture with protein hydrolyzate.
Perfectly tolerates the body of the child a variety of vegetable purees, especially on the basis of zucchini and cabbage. Red-colored vegetables should still be avoided. It is better to switch to completely natural food, that is, to completely abandon dyes, preservatives. Reduce and should be carbohydrates, and if you want a sweet, then use fructose.
In general, it is common to divide the types of allergens by age. As a rule, for each category of children (age) there are allergens:
- Up to one year: fruits orange or red, lactose, milk.
- Up to 3 years: red fruits, and also cereals and citrus.
- Older than 3 years: marinades, fish, chocolate, nuts, crustaceans, pickles, sweets.
The following diet is considered for atopic dermatitis in a pregnant or nursing baby-mother.
Some nursing mothers start to exclude fish, meat and cottage cheese with atopic dermatitis, since it is still believed that because of these products, milk “spoils.” However, this is not true. Any food is removed from the diet only after consulting a doctor.
Provoke atopic dermatitis atopic can and dried fruits. Refuse to have and other products:
- a fish;
- tropical fruits;
- spicy food;
- smoked products;
- citrus fruits.
In general, the diet is based on the general principles of the diet, that is, it implies a full, natural and divided meals. During pregnancy and feeding it is best not to violate recommendations. If there is a desire to include at least a small amount of allergenic food in the diet, then you need to consult a doctor.
With a stable condition, it is allowed to consume any one allergen in small quantities, and after that you will have to take a break. For example, after eating 2 chocolate cubes, you should wait 3-4 a day and only then you can eat another product from the list of banned items.
Nutrition for seborrheic dermatitis
The list of dermatitis forbidden for seborrheic type is not as extensive as it is for atopic. Negative consequences for the body are nuts, seafood, citrus, honey and mushrooms. But most of all seborrheic scales appear with excessive use of fatty. All finished products, snacks, smoked products, fast food are subject to exclusion. Light carbohydrates also turn out to be “out of the law” – the symptoms of dermatitis after their use appear almost instantly.
It is desirable to eat more fiber and bran, in order to stimulate the body’s work for daily cleansing of the intestine. Oil can be consumed, but it is forbidden to fry anything on it.
Anti-seborrheic nutrition is maintained for a month or two. During this period the work of the whole organism can be normalized. The doctor often recommends prolonging the diet or sometimes repeating it to maintain a prolonged remission. All the time, even after the end of the period of special food, you need to drink up to 2 liters of water.
Diet for allergic dermatitis
The main feature of allergic dermatitis is that the symptoms of the disease appear not only from the use of any products, but also as a reaction to drugs, perfumes, dust, cosmetics and other similar allergens. Not only is the diet required to stabilize the condition, but also to eliminate the possibility of contact with them.
Almost always, dermatitis of this kind is acute, so nutrition – this is not the main method of treatment, but only concomitant. It will be necessary to exclude not only the products described above, but also those classified as average allergenicity:
Even after a diet or a cycle, the doctor usually allows you to eat foods with an average allergenicity. When compiling a diet in an acute period of the disease, all individual characteristics are taken into account. You need to eat porridge, vegetarian soups, salads, allowed fruits, milk products and lean meat.
Nutrition for perioral dermatitis
If perioral dermatitis has been identified, doctors always recommend adhering to the principles of vegetarian nutrition. However, it is impossible to completely abandon lean meat or fish, so as not to further upset the work of the gastrointestinal tract. Best of all, the body carries a cereal-milk diet.
In severe cases, it is necessary to exclude even meat, so it is very important to monitor the balance of the daily diet. Protein replenish better with some cereals and legumes, by-products, low-fat fish. In this type of dermatitis, it is very important to take medicines, because diet alone will not be an effective tool for its treatment.